We maintain the best listing we can of natural history-related events on Martha’s Vineyard. While we periodically check organizational websites and newspaper calendar sections for events to include here, we’d welcome your help making this part of our website as complete and helpful as possible. Are you or your organization involved in an event that might be of interest to friends of the Martha’s Vineyard Atlas of Life? Please email MVAL program director Matt Pelikan with details or a web link at

Thanks for your help!

Bat Documentary Screening and Presentation

October 4, 5:30 p.m., at the Edgartown Public Library. Filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth of Film Truth Productions will screen a short documentary film on a study of Vineyard bats conducted by BiodiversityWorks. Afterward, Liz Olson, BWorks wildlife biologist and assistant director, will answer questions about the bat project, which was funded by the Vineyard Vision Fellowship and the USFWS Small Grants Program. For more information, call the library at (508) 627-4221.

Introduction to the Martha’s Vineyard Atlas of Life

West Tisbury Library, Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. MVAL program director Matt Pelikan explains why the Atlas exists and how it operates. Learn about how community scientists are helping document the Vineyard’s unique biodiversity and how that information can be used to support conservation. Free.